16 June 1980 (age 37)
Aroshanti is a rising star in the new age genre and in therapy music. Aroshanti is the artist name used by music composer and instrumentalist Nick Truch. With his first commercial release in 2008, Aroshanti has made a name for himself in a very short time.
Working with MG Music, the record label of legendary world musician Medwyn Goodall, Aroshanti has already released two best selling albums 'True Reiki 2' and 'Zen - searching within silence'. He has also featured on the latest release of the gold and platinum selling series 'Medicine Woman', and followed in Terry Oldfield's footsteps by featuring on the sequel OM 2.
Aroshanti composes music from his studio based in the heart of the UK's beautiful Lake District which is an inspiration to him. Collecting instruments from around the world, Aroshanti is a master of the Shakuhachi, a very expressive flute from the shores of Japan.
MG Music describe his music as having a wonderful sense of grace and poetic atmosphere, which is at once peaceful and perfect for meditation, healing and deep relaxation. "He is essentially the next generation following in the footsteps of artists like Terry Oldfield, and Deuter. Having already performed on Medicine Woman IV, OM2, Reiki II, Aroshanti is a talent to greatly anticipate with every new release."
The Journal of Spiritual Awakening, Light of Consciousness, describes Aroshanti's 'True Reiki 2' album as transcending musical genres as it transports listeners to a place of calm and healing. The spacious soundscapes hint of different places around the world including India, Tibet, Native American and Japan. "This music is perfect for therapies of all kinds and recommended for relaxation at home and office, and to reduce stress."
Originally starting out as a percussionist and synth keyboard artist, Aroshanti has become a collector and master of several world ethnic flutes ranging from the Japanese Shakuhachi, to the Indian Bansuri, to the Chinese Dizi, to the Native American flute.
On his website Aroshanti describes his music as a means of escape and a key to bringing back the time we lose in our busy pace of life. "To focus on one's self is to give time back to who you are and only at this point can we truly heal ourselves and replenish our energy levels. This is the space I get inspired in and then try to translate it into sound."
He reveals that the word Aroshanti comes from two words from ancient and sacred scripts:
- Roshan - An Arabic word meaning bright or shining
- Shanti - A Sanskrit word used in the sacred languages of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism meaning a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace
And that together the word Aroshanti is intended to mean a bright inner peace blessing.
This is one new age artist to watch for sure … and listen to of course.
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